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Cook joins First National Bank

Business

IRON MOUNTAIN — First National Bank & Trust has hired Dale Cook as a business banker at its downtown Iron Mountain location. He will work to help businesses plan for current and future needs, including commercial loans, depository and treasury management, as well as establishing and ...

Community sale in Florence

Business

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its annual community-wide rummage and sidewalk sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 in Florence and Spread Eagle. Community members are encouraged to have their own sale that day and contact the event coordinator to be ...

City council meetings tonight

Local News

Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 501 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain. The agenda includes the medical marijuana ordinance and awarding an engineering services contract for a project on C Street. Kingsford City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the council ...

Mass casualties exercise Saturday in Aurora

Local News

FLORENCE, Wis. —The Florence County Sheriff’s Office-Division of Emergency Management, in collaboration with the Florence County Emergency Responders Association, will conduct a full-scale mass casualties exercise Saturday morning. Traffic on County Highway B through Homestead and Aurora ...

A great day to be a Wildcat

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MARQUETTE — “I look out on this field of green and gold and all I can think is, ‘What a great day to be a Wildcat,'” Robert Mahaney, chairman of the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees, said to students, their families and friends during NMU’s 2019 spring ...

Bridge completion expected in June

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WELLS — The Michigan Department of Transportation has entered the final stretch of work on the U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River, according to MDOT Communications Representative for the Superior Region Dan Weingarten. The project should be completed by the end of ...

Hazardous waste collection slated May 11 in Quinnesec

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QUINNESEC — Great American Disposal Co. will have a hazardous waste disposal day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Solid Waste Processing Facility, W7702 U.S. 2 in Quinnesec. The collection is free of charge, and identification is checked. Items acceptable for collection are oil-based ...

UP Medical Marijuana group meets Thursday

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — The U.P. Medical Marijuana Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Da Joynt at 2045 S. Stephenson Avenue in Iron Mountain. Meetings are open to everyone with questions or concerns about medical uses for marijuana or recreational marijuana. Meetings are for ...

LaFave mobilizes plan for updated disability logo

Local News

LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, has introduced a plan to update the accessibility icon used on signs and in parking lots and buildings in Michigan, better reflecting the lifestyles of people with disabilities. The legislation would require that any new placement or ...

Michigan gas prices up 3 cents

Local News

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 3 cents from a week ago to about $2.91 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 5 cents more than a year ago. The price eased over the ...

Bay College to dedicate veterans memorial

Local News

ESCANABA — A monument to honor veterans from all military branches of service will be dedicated in the Bay College Courtyard on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern time. The memorial will be placed near the red maple and weeping willow trees that represent the blood and tears shed for fallen ...

ISD union group members assist local animal shelter

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KINGSFORD — Members of the Michigan Education Association at the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District instituted a “We’ve got you covered” campaign after the Almost Home Animal Shelter was designated by students as an important organization to “keep covered.” Carrie Zigman, ...

Police: 2 Seymour children were slain, adult died by suicide

Wisconsin News

SEYMOUR, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say two children found dead in a Seymour home were slain and an adult man found dead in the home killed himself. Police found the bodies of 35-year-old Andrew Poppe, 4-year-old Matteline Samson and 3-month-old Hailey Poppe April 19. Authorities believe all ...

Pembine names valedictorian, salutatorian

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PEMBINE, Wis. — Katelyn Morrison is the valedictorian and Cassandra Haupt is the salutatorian for the 2019 graduating class at Pembine High School. Morrison is the daughter of Andy and Gina Morrison of Amberg, Wis. She has been involved in many extracurricular activities throughout high ...

Florence man pleads not guilty to intimidation of a witness

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FLORENCE, Wis. — A Florence man has pleaded not guilty to two counts of intimidation of a witness in a new case related to the November assault of a woman and her boyfriend. Jason Prudhomme, 31, appeared Monday in Florence County Circuit Court on the felony charges, which carry a ...

Dickinson road work planned

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Campbell Street north of Breitung Avenue in East Kingsford will be closed to through traffic up to four days for work scheduled to begin Monday, May 13, the Dickinson County Road Commission said. The closure will extend from Breitung Avenue north to the Iron Mountain city ...

‘Flyover’ season is here

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Birds in spring and fall often get the lion’s share of attention in the Notebook because their mass movement makes such a dramatic difference in what might be seen in the region. For many of these birds, these seasons offer the only window of opportunity to catch a glimpse of them ...

Hazardous waste collection May 11 in Quinnesec

Local News

QUINNESEC — Great American Disposal Co. will have a hazardous waste disposal day on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Solid Waste Processing Facility. The facility is located at W7702 U.S. 2 in Quinnesec. The collection is free of charge, and identification is checked. Items ...

Letter carriers to conduct annual food drive

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GRAND RAPIDS — With the help of sponsors, volunteer organizations and U.S. Postal Service employees in 10,000 communities nationwide, the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive — the nation’s largest single-day food drive — ...